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About Dr. Canan A Avunduk
Dr. Canan A Avunduk, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Melrose, MA. She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Avunduk is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center and Emerson Hospital. Dr. Avunduk has received 1 award. She speaks English.
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Dr. Canan A Avunduk has the following 2 specialties
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Canan A Avunduk has the following 12 expertise
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Abdominal Pain
- Peptic Ulcer
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Colon Cancer
- Celiac Disease
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During the time I was under Dr. Avunduk's treatment starting in approximately 2001, I was very sick. I believed that she was knowledgeable and trustworthy. She made me believe that she truly cared for my well being and never gave me reason to doubt her. At that time she diagnosed me with colitis and often times said crohns to describe my so called disease. Several years ago, I started seeing a new, highly regarded dr. Over a period of 3-4 years, he ran a number of tests which included everything from X-rays to cat scans and mri's and routine colonoscopys. All tests confirmed absolutely no signs of colitis. When myself and my doctor repeatedly requested records and photos from the tests dr. Avunduk performed, she did not respond. Later, we were told these photos were missing and the only thing we had was confirmation that pathology never confirmed colitis. Today, I met my current doctor who did research on her. He confirmed that she is known for using the term colitis to describe any type of inflammation. Many patients have complained. I was also mistreated for years with high doses of medication which cost me more money than I can account for. Not only that but the effects of the 20 plus pills a day and injections, made my hair fall out in abundance and my nails so brittle. I was always so weak. Until, I decided to stop seeing her and stopped the meds. Shortly after, I found myself improving dramatically. My current doctor has since properly diagnosed me with confirmation from specialists in Boston and I'm finally on the road to recovery and a Normal life, almost 13 years later. I'm saddened to realize how bad my care was and knowing other people were misdiagnosed as well is scary. If I had the means, I'd be sure she never practiced on anyone including her new spa she opened. I'm certain that while she is not practicing medicine any longer, I bet that woman and Botox can be dangerous too. I cannot begin to describe how I feel. Years of anguish and suffering, at her mercy. That's no doctor!!!
I had been sick for three years and my pcp did'nt do anything about it. I got so sick I went to the emergency room, and was referred to Dr. Avunduk. In a weeks time I found out what was wrong with me. She is quick 2 days after leaving to emergency room I saw her and the day after I had an endoscopy. I found out I have Ciliac disease and had pacreatitis and possibly gallstones. I am so glad I met her. I was so sick and going crazy thinking what could be wrong with me? She figured it out. Thanks Dr. Avunduk.
I had a possible medical emergency during my final month of pregnancy. My OB/GYN called Dr.Avunduk and she met with me that night at 9 PM so I wouldn't have to wait another day to get results. Thankfully there was no real medical problem, it turned out to be a false alarm. I saw her again 6 months later just for a follow up and she was able to take care of a problem that other doctors had been working on for 5 years!!! She was KIND, UNDERSTANDING, PATIENT, and WONDERFUL.
Dr. Avunduck isabsolutely NOT the doctor to go to to treat any medical conditions. She has too many patients, is unable to spend adequate time with them, does not show an ounce of empathy and is ultiamately very dangerous in her care. I ended up leaving her practice after two terrible visits and the Boston MD I went to was HORRIFIED by the care I had been given. I was given prescriptions that I NEVER should have had! When I discussed this issue with Dr. Avunduk her very first response was, "Well I have a lot of patients, I do my best." What a terrible terrible thing to say! She has too many patients and is unsafe! Dr. Avunduk is by far the worst experience I have ever had with an doctor.
Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Avunduk is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
39 Years Experience
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
Umass Memorial Healthcare
Dr. Canan A Avunduk accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Locations & DirectionsBAY STATE GASTROENTEROLOGY, 536 Lebanon St, Melrose, MA
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